CONGRESSMAN MORELLE ANNOUNCES $830,000 IN FUNDING TO STRENGTHEN AFFORDABLE HOUSING INITIATIVES
(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $830,000 in funding has been awarded to local organizations to support affordable housing initiatives in Rochester. $480,000 has been awarded to PathStone Corporation and $350,000 to NeighborWorks® Community Partners by NeighborWorks America, a national organization that strives to support community development and affordable housing challenges in urban, suburban and rural areas.
“Every American deserves a safe, stable place to call home—but for too many people, that dream remains out of reach,” said Rep. Joe Morelle. “That’s why I’m so grateful for the dedicated work of organizations like PathStone and NeighborWorks® Community Partners that are working tirelessly to uplift those most in need in our community. I congratulate them on receiving this award which will help expand affordable housing, support first-time homebuyers, and strengthen neighborhoods all across Rochester.”
“The resources that NeighborWorks® America provides NeighborWorks® Community Partners is integral to growing our capacity,” said Jerome M. Nagy, Chief Executive Officer, NeighborWorks Community Partners. “Their generous program support allows us to work closely with the community to expand our impact beyond immediate our programs or short-term solutions. NeighborWorks® Community Partners strives to improve the lives of its neighbors by leveraging resources and collecting data that builds positive results through additional partnerships and collaboration with like-minded community partners – because neighborhoods work when neighbors work together.”
"It is because of community partners and funders like NeighborWorks America, PathStone is able to continue our mission in building family and self-sufficiency and by strengthening the communities we serve,” said Alex Castro, Chief Operating Officer, PathStone Corporation. “PathStone's footprint not only includes New York, but expands to Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Vermont, and Virginia. This award sustains our capacity to further develop community and housing services. Thank you, NeighborWorks America."
NeighborWorks® Community Partners is dedicated to building and strengthening communities through homebuyer education, financial fitness, post-purchase education, low-interest lending, home repair and rehab programs, lead paint testing, and home energy assessments. Whether their neighbors are first-time homebuyers, or are already a homeowner, they work to fit their needs to buy, maintain and keep their home.
PathStone is a not-for-profit community development and human service organization that assists with workforce development, health and education initiatives, community development, and housing services. Among other things, the organization promotes access to personal counseling and financial resources designed to stabilize living environments and provide the foundation for economic security.